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Delta Airlines partners with Spotify for inflight streaming

Delta Airlines has announced that it has partnered with Spotify for inflight streaming on Delta Studio, the airline’s inflight entertainment system.

Delta passengers can now listen to specially curated versions of Spotify’s most popular playlists and more than 40 select podcast series curated by Spotify and Delta directly from the airline’s seat back entertainment system.

Spotify reaches more than 365 million monthly active users in 178 markets around the world. Available only on Delta, passengers can enjoy eight specially curated versions of Spotify playlists that feature tastes of some of Spotify’s most popular playlists, including: Mood Booster, Relax & Unwind, RapCaviar and Hot Country.

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Delta states that just as it regularly refreshes Delta Studio with new hit movies and TV shows from top studios, these curated playlist mixtapes and podcasts will be regularly updated and expanded with new tracks and episodes ‘to ensure customers always have the latest hits and new playlists during their journey – including selections from artists and genres they might not have discovered yet’.

The new audio section is located within the Delta Studio interface on seatback screens. To access, tap the “Audio” tab on the left to browse and select from available options.

Ranjan Goswami, Senior Vice President, Brand Experience, said:

Our customers expect the very best in-flight entertainment when flying on Delta and Spotify is the very best in music and podcasts. We are not only elevating the audio experience onboard, but best-in-class content also is the foundation for our vision of a more personalized travel journey in the future that customers won’t find anywhere else.

Delta states that with inflight Wi-Fi coming to more routes this year, passengers can also choose to stream Spotify directly from their personal mobile device with the purchase of in-flight Wi-Fi access.

Recently, American Airlines announced partnership with TikTok for free inflight streaming.

Meanwhile, Delta recently announced that it is buying 36 used aircraft amid travel demand recovery. The airline recently returned to London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 and also increased flights to Europe. Delta has increased flights to Canada as the country is now open to travellers from the United States. The airline has increased has Airbus A321neo order by 30 airplanes, bringing the outstanding number of aircraft to 155.

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